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Science & Health

Pharmacy Tech

Are you interested in a world of medicine? Do you thrive in a fast-paced work environment? Join our Pharmacy Tech program. It is ideal for students who enjoy working with people and have a great sense of detail and communication.

In this program students will focus on the necessary skills to be successful in the Pharmacy Technician field. Students will learn this industry using in-class labs, practice assignments, and a PAID apprenticeship.  Students will acquire workplace skills and professionalism, as well as understanding of pharmacy compliance laws, patient confidentiality, how to classify various pharmaceutical drugs, how interpret and process prescriptions, and perform pharmacy calculations for various dilutions, dosages, and conversions.

The Pharmacy Technician program will require strong math and reading skills, to complete daily pharmacy calculations and read materials, including medical technical text. This class is perfect for those who enjoy working with people, have strong communication skills, prefer working on their feet and have strong critical thinking skills and self-motivation. Students will prepare for their Pharmacy Technician Exam and participate in a paid apprenticeship during the program, giving them a real-life sense of this career path! Students must provide their own transportation to and from the apprenticeship site or can ride public transportation.

Pre-requisites: Due to the apprenticeship and testing requirements, this program is only open to incoming seniors who will be turning 18 years of age on or before August 31st of the summer after program completion.

Meet the Instructor

Pharm Tech Program Instructor - Shelly Griner

Shelly Griner


Hello future Pharmacy Technicians!

I joined Sno-Isle TECH in 2023, with over 30 years of Pharmacy Technician experience. I started my pharmacy journey at a small hospital in Yakima, where I learned about medication management and how to mix IV medications. In 1995, I moved to Seattle and worked at a Retail Pharmacy chain for a few years, serving patients and building relationships with them. My next career move, I joined Walgreen Specialty Pharmacy on Capitol Hill in Seattle, where I helped patients manage and adhere to expensive HIV, Transplant and Oncology medications. Specialty Pharmacy was a great adventure, and I learned about specialty medications, how to support patients taking those medications, and how to maintain an expensive inventory. In 2014, I joined Bartell Drugs where I helped manage the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) relationships and contracts. I also built relationships and supported Pharmacy Technicians at the Bartell Pharmacy locations. This experience gave me a high-level view of how important community pharmacies, like Bartells, are in supporting patients’ health and well-being.  Pharmacy continues to be the most trusted and most accessible healthcare setting.

I’m so excited to have the opportunity to share my pharmacy knowledge with you and get you ready for an outstanding pharmacy experience in whatever setting is best for you!